MS Finding Of Fact Out!

Friday November 5th, 1999

District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's finding of fact in the antitrust case arrived today at 6:30pm EST.

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#16 What the punishment should be

by Anon

Sunday November 7th, 1999 1:19 PM

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I think the best and simplest solution is for Microsoft to be required to release the source code for all versions of Windows from 3.1 to the present and also for the next five years or so. IE should be included since it is part of the operating system (right Microsoft?).

It could be released in plain text and MSFT could still hold the copyright to prevent piracy. This would put all application providers on a level playing field by exposing all hidden API's and also allowing third parties to fix bugs instead of just MSFT. It would be interesting to see what is REALLY hidden in the OS code.